wedding inspiartions

Stalking Vintage

We adore vintage wedding gowns, but know the pitfalls of purchasing them, so we’ve come up with a few points to ponder for those seeking a vintage wedding gown.

Purchase according to the condition of the gown, which will depend greatly on how well it has been preserved and its age. The gown should have been stored in non-acid-free paper, as otherwise the fabric may be weak and inclined to fray or rip. Also, be aware that old stains can be extremely difficult to remove.

Consider the fit of a vintage wedding gown. When ordering online obtain the exact measurements as vintage style wedding gowns will tend to be smaller than your regular size. If the gown requires extensive alterations it may be best to consult a tailor prior to purchase of the gown.

Last but not least, you need to determine whether the price offered is fair when you consider the age of the gown. We suggest researching prices, prior to purchase.

Also keep in mind that there are other options, such as getting a reproduction.

Here’s a little vintage gown wedding inspiration from The Vintage Wedding Dress Company.

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Above L to R: 1950’s silk satin brocade bodice gown; 1970’s Grecian chiffon strapless dress.

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Above L to R: 1950’s Organza embroidered dress; 1950’s net and applique flowered strapless dress.

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Above L to R: 1930’s lace dress with hand washed silk sash; 1940’s style floral silk devore gown.

{Images via The Vintage Wedding Dress Company}

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“I’m Marcela, an Aussie expat living in Hong Kong. This space is where I share my love for weddings and bits and pieces from my family’s life and adventures. I love celebrating weddings, motherhood, family, travel and life’s simple joys.”